"LUZ" CD (2013)

"Invisible" CD (2010)

"Of Soul and Shadow" CD (2007)

"Vida" CD (2004)

"Compassion" CD (1998)

"The Fruit of Eden" CD (1996)

Thursday, February 9, 2017

"The Dead Man" . My new CD is available now as a pre order on Bandcamp. Order now and get "Secrecy", the opening track immediately! Thank you for your support https://luismunoz.bandcamp.com/album/the-dead-man

Wednesday, January 25, 2017



1/25/17
CONVERSATION WITH TED MILLS ON THE FUNK ZONE PODCAST. About the upcoming "The Dead Man" CD and much more. ENJOY!!‬

Sunday, January 8, 2017

"THE DEAD MAN" CD TO BE RELEASED ON MARCH 7, 2017


AND HERE IT IS!!!! "THE DEAD MAN" CD COVER ART!!!
Hello Dear friends, I am so happy to finally be able to share with you the wonderful CD cover art for my upcoming "The Dead Man" CD!
It was done by the extraordinary artist and dear friend Keith Puccinelli, a man of immense talent, generosity and heart!!
"The Dead Man" is set up for release on March 7, 2017, however, it will be available for pre order on February 7, 2017. It was recorded in two night at Playback Studios in Santa Barbara, CA, with my trio/Quartet (Thank you guys, as always, you did an outstanding job: Jonathan Dane on trumpet & flugelhorn, Brendan Statom on acoustic bass and Daniel Zimmerman on guitars. Plus special guests Adam Asarnow on piano, Ramses Araya on percussion, Tom Buckner on sax and bass clarinet and Norma LaTuchie on flute). As always, mixed and mastered by Emmet Sargeant
Looking forward to the release. I am already working on the sequel to my "VOZ" CD as well. It is called "The Infinite Dream' and it will include once again the participation of singers Magos HerreraTéka Penteriche plus Voice Lois as well. 
For more info: www.luismunoz.net
Best to all/ Un abrazo fuerte! Luis
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Monday, December 19, 2016

12/19/16
MY "VOZ" CD:10 BEST RECORDINGS OF 2016/JAZZIZ MAGAZINE!!!!!!!


 Sharing some great news with you all: MY "VOZ" CD was chosen among the 10 best recordings of the year 2016 on JAZZIZ Magazine (Thanks Lissette Corsa) as well as among the Best Albums of the Year on DOWNBEAT Magazine. Grateful/Agradecido!!!!!!!!!!!


Friday, December 9, 2016

MY "VOZ" CD WINS TWO ACAM AWARDS (Association of Composers & Musical Authors): "Best Jazz CD of the Year" & "Best Sound Engineer" 2016!



Saturday, June 11, 2016

5/11/16

"VOZ" CD NOMINATED FOR AN ACAM AWARD!!!!

Dear friends,
I am happy to share the fact that my "VOZ" CD was recently nominated for an ACAM Award by the Costa Rican Society of Musical Authors & Composers for Jazz Composer/Producer of the Year 2016. This is my fourth nomination, and if I win, it will be my third award. I would like to share this with the wonderful singers Claudia Acuña, Magos Herrera and Téka Penteriche, plus the great Central American poets Romulo Castro, Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy, Jaime Gamboa and Osvaldo Sauma and my touring band members and musical brothers Daniel Zimmerman, Brendan Statom, Adam Asarnow and Jonathan Dane. "VOZ" is as yours as it is mine! Congratulations also to the rest of the nominees: Insax ( Jan, Lalo, Checko & Memo) and Lenin Izaguirre, extremely talented artists and dear friends. Un abrazo!!!
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Monday, May 30, 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016

GOOD MORNING DEAR FRIENDS!!!
NEXT LIVE PERFORMANCE: JUNE 25th AT CASA
ARJONA IN LONG BEACH, CA

Saturday, June 25th 7:00 PM. The Luis Muñoz Quintet featuring Téka live at Casa Arjona (4515 E. Harvey Way, Long Beach, CA 90808).
With Jonathan Dane: Trumpet. Luis Muñoz: Drums, Melodica & Composition. Brendan Statom: Acoustic Bass.Téka Penteriche: Lead Vocals & Acoustic Guitar. Daniel Zimmerman: Guitars.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

3/17/16
RADIO INTERVIEW TOMORROW FRIDAY ON KPFK's GLOBAL VILLAGE, LOS ANGELES!
Dear friends,
I will be in Los Angeles tomorrow Friday doing a radio interview at 12 noon, on KPFK's Global Village with host Sergio Mielniczenco.  We will be talking about my "VOZ" CD and about my upcoming performance this Saturday, March 19th at the Moss Theater in Los Angeles, CA as part of "The Jazz Bakery's Moveable Feast" concert series.
Please tune in! 
The Global Village starts at 11:00AM. Also streaming live at kpfk.org(http://goo.gl/Mg0za2
KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles -98.7 FM Santa Barbara-93.7 FM N. San Diego - 99.5 FM Ridgecrest/China Lake
3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West - N. Hollywood, CA 91604
Main phone: (818) 985-2711 - Fax: (818) 763-7526 - Studio phone: (818) 985-5735

Address: Moss Theater/ Herb Albert Educational Village.
3131 Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles West Side, CA 90404




Friday, December 25, 2015

NPR's ALT.LATINO's LIST OF 12 BEST ARTISTS OF THE YEAR 2015!!!

DECEMBER 25th, 2015

THE LATEST "VOZ" REVIEW: "THIS IS AN ALBUM OF BEAUTY AND SPIRIT" Martin Z Kasdan Jr. Louisville Music News.
 
For the full review:
 

 DECEMBER 24th, 2015
Thanks to Author, critic and Jazz Historian W. Royal Stokes, Jazz Journalists Association "Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2014"  for including my "VOZ" CD on his list of "Notable 2015 Jazz Releases"


DECEMBER 10. 2015

LUIS MUNOZ MAKES IT INTO NPR's  ALT.LATINO's LIST OF 12 BEST ARTISTS OF THE YEAR 2015!!!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hello dear friends,

Here are three upcoming radio/Internet TV interviews in support of the "VOZ" CD release:

1)  9/29/15: Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey 2: PM EDT/11:00 AM Pacific.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hybridjazzfromtrishhennessey

2)  10/3/15 at 6:00 PM Pacific Time, on KPFK's Los Angeles, Canto sin Frontera with Tania Torres
http://www.kpfk.org/index.php/listen-live#.VgBNfDfHM18

3)  10/5/15 at 11:00 PM EST, 8:00 PM Pacific, on The Color of Jazz with Donna Whittington
http://original.livestream.com/thecolorofjazz

More to come, and as always, thank you all for your support!!!!  Luis

Monday, August 3, 2015

LUIS MUNOZ NEW "VOZ" CD TO BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2015

Dear friends,

I am very happy to announce the upcoming release of my "VOZ" CD on September 15, 2015!
The CD, recorded in New York and California, features the amazing talent of 3 of the greatest Jazz singers in the world:  Claudia Acuña from Chile,  Magos Herrera from México and Téka from Brazil.  It contains 9 compositions, all music written by yours truly and lyrics by Costa Rican poet (and National Poetry Award Winner 2014) Osvaldo Sauma, Panamanian singer songwriter and multiple GRAMMY Award winner (In collaboration with Ruben Blades) Rómulo Castro, Nicaraguan singer/songwriter Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy , Costa Rican author/composer/multi instrumentalistJaime Gamboa, leader of the group Malpais, and myself.
We will be sharing lots of images, videos, concert dates and much more as we get closer to the release date.  Thank you all for your friendship and support.  Un abrazo!    Luis

Monday, January 5, 2015


Dear friends,


First of all, I want to wish you all a wonderful upcoming year, and to thank you for your friendship and support!
2014 was a great year from me.  I set up a plan at the beginning of the year, to finish two projects, and I succeeded.  First, my trip in May to NYC to start an "all vocals" CD and record with two of the greatest Jazz singers in the world,  Magos Herrera, Claudia Acuña, plus Adam Asarnow.  Then coming back to California to record a CD with my new quartet (Jonathan Dane on trumpet, Brandon Statom on acoustic bass and Dan Zimmerman on guitars), and finishing the first CD with two other incredible singers, Téka Penteriche and Lois Mahalia.   I am very happy to let you know that both CDs are finished and ready to be released this year.  The first one ("VOZ") in June and the second one ( 3/4- Trio/Quartet) in December.

 I am also  exited to play live again.  So, our first performance of 2015 will take place at a great venue in our hometown of Santa Barbara, CA: The Piano Kitchen(430 Rose Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA. I will be there with my trio ( With Brandon Statom and Daniel Zimmerman) on January 23, at 8:00 PM.  Hope you can join us .  Best to all!   Luis.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

6/3/14: Happy to be back home in California after a very productive and fun trip to New York. My new CD "Voz" has taken off. With their artistry, humanity and friendship, Magos Herrera , Claudia Acuña and Adam Asarnow , along withLuis Enrique Mejia GodoyJaime Gamboa and Osvaldo Sauma gave the project the perfect start. Now it's time to work with Téka Penteriche andVoice Lois Lois Mahalia, two absolutely wonderful singers who will crown the project with their amazing creativity. Also already part of the recordingJonathan Dane, Dan Ziimmerman, Brendan Statom, Ramses ArayaChris Judge, Tom Etchart, Goerge Friedenthal, Bill FloresNarciso Sotomayor, Ron Kalina, Kevin Winard, Randy Tico, Romulo Castro, Jim Jimmy Calire,Tom Buckner, and many more dear friends. More to came soon!!!!

Friday, May 9, 2014

SANTA BARBARA JAZZ SOCIETY PRESENTS: LUIS MUNOZ QUARTET 5/18/14!

video
Santa Barbara Jazz Society presents:
Luis Muñoz and his Quartet
Sunday May 18th, 2014 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SOhO 1221 State St # 205, Santa Barbara, CA 93101http://www.sbjazz.org/
with Jonathan DaneDaniel Zimmerman  and Brendan Statom.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: WWW.LUISMUNOZ.NET

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HELP US CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY IN SANTA BARBARA!!!! TINIGHT & TOMORROW NIGHT

HELP US CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY IN SANTA BARBARA!!!!
Our performances tonight and tomorrow night at Blue Agave are officially part of the International Jazz Day Celebration 2014. Come and help us celebrate this important date. Both days we start at 7:30 PM.

"The marvel of this day is that shows the world how universal are the values of Jazz: Peace, mutual understanding, collaboration and cooperation amidst cultural, ethnic and linguistic barriers" Herbie Hancock!  

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

“BELLE FOUNDATION FOR CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT” GRANT!!!

I would like to publicly acknowledge and thank the “Belle Foundation for Cultural Development” for the Individual Grant that they so graciously granted me today. It will be a big help in making both my Trio/Quartet recording and my “All Vocals” CD project a reality. I am proud of this recognition and encouraged to continue to pursuit my artistic vision. Thank you! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203244342053487&set=a.1212306951952.32642.1357136137&type=1&theater

Saturday, December 28, 2013

"LUZ" BEST LATIN JAZZ CD OF THE YEAR 2013!!!!



'LUZ" BEST LATIN JAZZ CD OF THE YEAR 2013!!

I just found out that noted Jazz journalist W Royal Stokes, in his "Best of…"  list, published a week ago in the "Jazz Journalists Association" website, named "LUZ" "THE BEST LATIN JAZZ CD OF THE YEAR 2013".  A great way to end of the year.  Once again, my very special thanks to everyone who participated in the creation of the "LUZ" project.  We all, as a wonderful team, did it!    Un abrazo!!!!!

http://members.jazzjournalists.org/2013Best?mode=PostView&bmi=1461325

SUMPTUOUSLY PRODUCED, BEAUTIFULLY EDITED, ELEGANTLY VIRTUOSIC AND ENTIRELY ORIGINAL!!

The latest review of "LUZ", this one by Daniel Kepl on "CASA MAGAZINE"

Monday, November 11, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

THE LATEST "LUZ" CD REVIEW-LATINO MAGAZINE-FALL 2013!

"Those thirsting for something new can't miss with this latest masterwork from Muñoz" Mark Holston Latino Magazine!

Friday, August 23, 2013

ThE DeaD MaN LIVE AT THE MARQUEE-SANTA BARBARA, CA!

THE NEW LUIS MUNOZ QUARTET AT REHEARSAL 8/19/13

Daniel Zimmerman on guitars, Branden Statom on Acoustic bass, Jonathan Dane on Trumpet and Flugelhorn and Luis Muñoz, composer, Arranger, Drums, Melodica and Alto Flute.  We will be performing the second thursday of every month at "The Marquee"  In Santa Barbara, CA.  A new CD is in the works. Hope to see you!

Friday, July 5, 2013

TONIGHT, "ThE DeaD MaN" LIVE AT RED'S IN SANTA BARBARA!



Today, Friday, July 5, starting at 7:00 PM, we will continue to celebrate Independence Day at Red’s Wine Bar in Santa Barbara, with the Psychedelic Jazz sounds of “ThE DeaD MaN(Daniel Zimmerman on electric guitar, Brendan Statom on acoustic bass, Luis Muñoz on drums) offering their original music for free to friends, family and strangers.  RED'S: 211 Helena Ave.  Santa Barbara, CA 93101.  (805)966-5906

Friday, March 8, 2013

NEW "LUZ" CD REVIEW, BY JOSEF WOODARD!!/ "LUZ" is an understated celebration of light and lightness, and a fine addition to Mr. Muñoz's impressive body of recorded work." Josef Woodard/The News-Press.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

LUIS MUNOZ-THE MAKING OF "LUZ" 2013 FOR MORE INFO: WWW.LUISMUNOZ.NET
LUIS MUNOZ JAZZ QUINTET LIVE AT FIA 2012-COSTA RICA

Saturday, December 8, 2012

VIDEO FROM MY "LUZ" CD-INVISIBLE

From my brand new CD "LUZ", (to be released on 1/15/13), this is "Invisible" featuring Adam Asarnow on piano, Tom Etchart on acoustic bass, Jonathan Dane on muted cornet, Bill Flores on pedal steel guitar and Luis Muñoz as composer, drums and additional piano. For more info: www.luismunoz.net luismunozmusic@cox.net http://luisjournal.blogspot.com/